6. A Face Mask Mandate Might Save More Than a Hundred Thousand Lives

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Computer modeling from IHME also shows hope. If 95% of Americans wore a mask along with current social distancing guidelines, the half a million deaths projected can decrease to 381,798 deaths. Just one death is tragic and 381,798 is still an astronomical number. However, preventing almost 130,000 deaths — simply by 95% of the population wearing masks — is significant.  

5. The Medical Community Advocates a National Face Mask Mandate

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The Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), along with the American Medical Association and the American Nursing Association, encourages the universal use of masks. Having witnessed the ravages of COVID-19 firsthand, the medical community has an intimate understanding of the costs of not wearing a mask. 

4. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Calls Wearing a Face Mask a “Civic Duty”


There are many things we do that show allegiance to our government and fellow Americans. Face mask wearing may be one of them. Wearing a face mask shows concern and respect for our fellow Americans, members of our families, and our communities in general. 

Related: How Often Can You Use Reusable Masks Between Washing?


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